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With the next school holiday looming, it’s time to start planning your family getaway, and the Isle of Wight is a fantastic place for your half-term adventures. To save you from hours of searching for the perfect property, we’ve picked out a handful of our best options for those with young kids, teenagers and large families to make your life a little easier. What’s more, many of them are also dog-friendly, so you don’t need to leave any members of the team behind! Take a look at some of the best family-friendly cottages in the Isle of Wight:
The best cottages for young families
This stylish and well-equipped cottage is set in a peaceful hamlet, perfect for gentle walks through stunning countryside, playing in the garden or simply relaxing beside the open fire. When the sun is shining, you can make the most of the outdoor space, featuring a trampoline, slides and swings for the little ones, while the indoor play lounge is great for the when the weather isn’t quite so desirable.
- Wood burner
- Sky TV
- Front and rear gardens
Only a stone’s throw from the beach, this cosy cottage is fantastic for young families at all times of year. With an enclosed garden, bright, spacious living area and plenty to explore along the coast, you’ll love being situated in a quiet village and heading out on seaside adventures.
- Bike/surfboard storage
- Enclosed garden with wildflowers and perennials
- Private drive for two cars
The best cottages for families with teenagers
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stanwell Barn Cottage is a coastal escape that you’ll never forget. The barn conversion has been beautifully fashioned to create a modern living space, whilst retaining original features such as exposed beams and stone walls. The older children and adults will love the pool table and other activities in the games room - as well as the plethora of water sports - meaning you won’t be short on things to do on your stay!
- Wood burner
- Games room
- Enclosed garden with BBQ
The best cottages for large families
Set just a 10-minute walk away from the sea, Little Orchard Cottage is a fantastic place to celebrate or get the wider family together. Explore the coast and countryside by foot or bicycle, visit the local towns and villages, and make the most of some of the best beaches on the Isle of Wight! With plenty of space both inside and out, there’s something to appeal to everyone on this getaway.
- Enclosed garden with BBQ and furniture
- Downstairs bedroom/bathroom for accessibility
- Half a mile away from the beach
Lucerne, sleeps 12 + 2 dogs
In the heart of Cowes lies the luxury escape of Lucerne, where lazy afternoons in the garden, strolls in the village and days out around the island are aplenty. There are lovely restaurants in the village for the days when you don’t fancy cooking up a feast, although we certainly recommend making the most of the well-equipped kitchen during your stay and the games room is sure to keep all ages entertained for hours.
- Games room
- Wood burner
- 4-star luxury
The best all-rounders
This Edwardian villa, situated in the bustling seaside resort of Shanklin, is a great place to get the family together for a celebration. The garden is the perfect place to enjoy the mild climate, whilst inside, the living space boasts four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a games room featuring table tennis and pool to unleash your competitive side.
- Elegant contemporary design
- Games room with ping pong and pool
- Garden with outside furniture
This charming cottage is an ideal place from which to explore the attractions of the south coast of the island. The kids will love seeing the sheep grazing on the sweeping open downlands and will adore the seaside town of Ventnor, just a 5-mile drive away. Its cosy atmosphere will have you feeling at home in no time and you’ll want to bring the family back year after year.
- Set on a working farm
- Gorgeous views of the farm courtyard and open fields
- Nearby lawned area for ball games
Still searching for the perfect family-friendly property this half term? Check out our full collection of cottages on the Isle of Wight, or head to our blog for inspiration of where to go and what to do!